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May 26, 2016

In 2014 we introduced Magazine, an annual showcase for people who think bigger and think differently about what’s possible in their communities.  

The stories are less about what we did in a single year and more about what is happening now because of investments we made. We hope the 2016 issue will inspire, equip and connect leaders (like you!) across the region. 

Visit to discover the 2016 features, as well as previous issues.

May 06, 2016

The Bush Foundation recently welcomed Carly Bad Heart Bull as its Native nations activities manager and Erica Orton as its learning and evaluation manager. The Foundation also announced June Noronha will step down from her role as interim Nation building portfolio director in August.

April 20, 2016

Bush Foundation expands Ecosystem grants to all programs and intiatives. The grants provide general operating support to organizations that help create an environment for its its work to be successful.

Hope Community
April 07, 2016

The Bush Prize is awarded to organizations with a proven record of creating breakthrough solutions to community problems. In a region with so many organizations making great ideas happen, what makes Bush Prize winners stand out?

2016 Bush Fellows
March 22, 2016

We're proud to announce the 2016 Bush Fellows, 24 leaders chosen for their records of achievement and their extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Prairie Rose Seminole at Salzburg Global Seminar
March 07, 2016

Four creative leaders from our region traveled to Salzburg, Austria last month to participate in a Salzburg Global Seminar entitled Beyond Green – The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability.

January 15, 2016

Three philanthropic intermediary partners fund problem-solving projects across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. 

January 13, 2016

Open call for scholarship applications from artists and cultural changemakers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, to participate in Beyond Green: The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability in Salzburg, Austria, February 19-24, 2016.

bushCONNECT 2015 Partner Session singing participants.
January 12, 2016

Nearly 40 organizations partner with the Bush Foundation to produce bushCONNECT 2016, an event designed to build and strengthen connections between leaders and leadership networks in the region.

Jaime Pinkham
December 08, 2015

Native Nations Vice President Jaime Pinkham inspires cooperation in Alaska; 2014 Bush Fellow Megan Laudenschlager fills a void in Western ND; and Native Nation Rebuilder/2014 Bush Fellow Richard Iron Cloud declared war on diabetes years ago, inspiring an annual athletic feat. 

December 08, 2015

A cohort of 22 tribal citizens will participate in the Bush Foundation’s Native Nation Rebuilders Program. Rebuilders in this seventh cohort participate in a two-year program and gain access to ideas and information, expanded networks, leadership training and other resources for nation-building.

Saroeun Earm
December 02, 2015

Saroeun Earm is one of the newest Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellows, and will join the Bush Foundation’s Leadership Programs team in early 2016. The team inspires, equips and connects leaders to effectively lead change. In her new role, Earm will support team efforts across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.   

November 10, 2015

Native Nation Rebuilder Justin Beaulieu receives "40 under 40" honor; 2002 Bush Fellow Jodi Gillette finds new focus after leaving the White House; and Bush Fellow and Enduring Vision award winner Arthur Amiotte's "swan song" is on display in Rapid City.

2015 Bush Prize
November 10, 2015

Eight organizations have received the 2015 Bush Prize for Community Innovation. The winners respond to complex social challenges by making great ideas happen. Organizations are focused on a range of issues including youth development, affordable housing and economic self-sufficiency.

October 14, 2015

Major investments will help expand proven strategies, launch new and potentially transformational ideas, and inform the Foundation's focus for future funding in education.